A meeting, convened by Ruth Mace, UCL Anthropology, to present and discuss work on a range of approaches to understanding proximate determinants and ultimate evolutionary causes human co-operation (broadly defined). Talks include empirical, experimental and theoretical work on topics ranging from parochial altruism, punishment, prosociality and kinship and its role in promoting human co-operation. Speakers include those working at UCL, visitors, and collaborators, from anthropology, biology, computer science and other disciplines.

This meeting is supported by the UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing, the British Academy and the European Research Council.

1. Welcome

2. Antonio Silva (UCL Anthropology)
Parochial Altruism and Inter-Group Conflict: A case study of Catholic and Protestant communities in Belfast

3. Nicola Raihani (UCL Biology)
Anonymous donations to charity – when to hide helping behaviour

4. Henry Travers (Imperial, Conservation Sciences)
How much help can experimental games give us in the design of incentives for conservation?

5. Hannah Lewis/Andrea Migliano (UCL , Anthropology)
The co-evolution of demand sharing, mobility and life history in hunter gatherer societies.

6. Daniel Taylor (Bath, Computer Science)
Does Exclusion Explain Cooperation in Large Groups?

7. Yi Tao (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Theoretical Ecology Group)
TSignificance of the One-Third Law in Evolution of Cooperation

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